March 11th, 2016

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My wife's father and step-mother are spending some time in Houston. My wife got up at the crack of dawn to catch a flight south to see them. She made her plane in good shape, but apparently her bag did not make it down. Travel in the Spring Break season presents its own challenges.

I headed into the office and had a pretty good day at work. At lunchtime, the rain let up a bit. I drove to Timbers Nature Preserve in Murphy. I saw lots of sparrows in the brush. I think some of them were Lincoln Sparrows, but I am not sure. I am sure I saw my first Brown Thrasher of the year.

I ate two soft chicken tacos and one soft beef taco from Taco Bueno for lunch.

I stopped back by the park just after work. I saw two American Kestrels, a Dark-Eyed Junco and a White-Throated Sparrow.

I stopped by a Wal-Mart and got bananas, fresh pineapple, chayote squash, a yellow crookneck squash, and a Texas-grown russet potato. I chopped up the chayote squash, the crookneck squash and the potato onto a plate. I microwaved them all together,with a paper towel on top. The potato took roughly four minutes longer to ready than the vegetables, but it was all ready in pretty short order. A fair bit of salt and pepper made the vegetables quite tasty. I ate bananas before they were ready and fresh pineapple afterwards. I snacked afterward on mini-bars I got at Weight Watchers and low-fat string cheese sticks.

I put Beatrice's Mississippi bed by my living room chair.Then I settled in at my computer to watch a film. I watched the animated movie "MARS", a 2010 film directed by Austin film-maker Geoff Marslett. I liked it very well. I had picked it up at, which sells DRM-free indie movies. I had started it a few times, but not given it a full viewing.

I spent the last 45 minutes listening to a live concert at The ambient artist was Scott Lawlor. I liked the show--lots of organ-like synths, which appeals to me. In the way of ccmusic culture, the track will be posted on within the hour.

I have to sort out which of several great plans will occupy my weekend, but tonight my remaining ambitions include folding my laundry whites and getting a good night's sleep.